Merchants River House
Merchants River House serves moderately priced American Bistro fare. The expansive menu includes burgers, chicken, salads and steaks. In addition, there are seafood choices such as North Atlantic Salmon and Fish & Chips. Our Kid's Menu features kid-friendly choices such as mac & cheese, chicken fingers and penne pasta.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
Bell & Evans half chicken, potato pavé, au jus
Crispy Chicken Sandwich
tartar sauce, pickles, cole slaw; fries
short rib-brisket patty, Gruyère cheese, grain mustard mayo, arugula, tomato, onion, pickles, brioche; fries
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Sun 12:00PM - 2:00PM 4:00PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 9:00PM
Mon - Fri 4:00PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 9:00PM
Sat 12:00PM - 2:00PM 4:00PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 9:00PM
everything great except sometimes music is too loud
Took our kids to eat and see the Statue of Liberty during sunset. We had reservations, but we were almost the only ones there. Food was good. Pricey but no more than anything else in the city. Great views!
Loved the view. Great waitress.
Great location plus great service and food. Will definitely be returning!
The view was great. The food was great. Service was very good. We were just too close to the opening / entering door on a cold night. I would take clients again!
The appetizers (avocado fries and lobster mac n cheese) were very promising for the meal to come. I was underwhelmed by the steak I got with my caesar salad. Our server Kamilla (?) was very quiet and short with us and gave us an awkward vibe making the night even less enjoyable. All the other employees that stopped by our table were very friendly and kind!
Very good experience! Beautiful location right on the River, service was attentive, and food was very good. The random photographer was a little weird but I’d definitely recommend the restaurant.
absolutely amazing. the food is great, service is top notch, vibes are immaculate. i recommend this place to all.
Nice atmosphere and tasty food. Server might have been on the job for the first time but an overall nice experience.
We are not from New York. Servers and hostess look down their noses at us. We won’t return.
The view and food are amazing! However, the server’s attitude put a sour taste in me and my friend’s mouths. The not so enthusiastic server is the only reason for less than 5 stars.
Great location and view! Good value, as well. Will definitely recommend to friends visiting that area.
This is a good place to have dinner in lower Manhattan with a river view. An unexpected storm blew in and the staff stood outside over a large family and held umbrellas over them. The restaurant was too small to move them inside. These guys went out of their way to help this poor family. We were really impressed with the staff.
Bad wifi and few outlets
It had beautiful view, helpful staff, amazing food
Slow waiter, delicious food! Worth it
This was our first time here at Merchants River House. We sat outside to enjoy the weather. The food was excellent. Our service was alright. We were seated immediately and placed our drinks and appetizer order which came out quickly. After that our server kind of disappeared. Eventually another server arrived and took our entree orders. Aside from that, there were no complaints. The managerial staff stopped by our table at least twice to check in on our evening. I would definitely eat there again.
Do something about the bathroom lines! Staff waiting on tables took too long to bring items requested. For the price paid for their starter appetizers $17 for spinach dip that was not worth that price. Half would have been better.
The weather was nice so we ate outside, with views of the river and the Esplanade. Service was efficient and friendly, food was very good. Reasonable for NYC
Ice machine not working for frozen drinks
Asked for a birthday dessert on opentable reservation no dessert was provided
Steak took over 35 mins to come out
Starting with the rat that ran behind me, there were flies, bees, nats, and mosquitos everywhere including our food that was inedible and cold. This restaurant has so much hope from the outside but it does not live up to the image portrayed
Other than being impossible to find, we had a reservation for indoor seating but was sat outside, not a big deal. Then they didn’t have the seasonal Sam Adam’s IPA, then they were “out” of the steak.
Once our food arrived we then had to wait at least 4 minutes for someone to bring us silverware and the additions to our meals. Service was below mediocre.
Overall pretty disappointing place. If it’s a date or a special occasion you might be better offer choosing somewhere else.
Great food and service. Nice views.
Wonderful lunch with a group of girls, great stuff waitress and food
Lovely setting right by the water! Yummy food! Lovely patio
Shout out to Mercedes!!!!! You were fabulous!!!! Thanks again.
Great waterview dining. Just north of Battery Park so we paired it with our trip to the Statue of Liberty. Relaxed dining with delicious burgers. A nice find off the main roads!
The ambiance and the view are excellent, but the food is average. The batter used for the avocado fries is a little too think.
I am getting used to the service by wait staff in NY - we are all learning from each other.
Food was good, mac n cheese waffles also very good. Server was attentive but busboys were in such a hurry to clean the table. I was not done with my soup and they already wanted to remove my plate, also happened with appetizers and wine glasses when we still had some wine in the bottle. Appetizers and main entree came all at once.
Everyone was cordial and they checked on us very often! It was great. Food was pretty good as well - no argument there. Level of service was in point. I would dine again
Food was good but restaurant seemed dirty
Extremely disappointed with the overall experience at Merchant. Was looking forward to celebrating a party of 6 with a bit more bang for the buck. Unfortunately, the food was underwhelming, the drinks were lacking and, the state of the restrooms was filthy. The overall experience was average at best.
The service was really good and very much appreciated. The ambiance was nice but, all in all, my family and I were not particularly fond of the dining experience.
Wonderful meal. All 6 of our party enjoyed the meal. Staff was super attentive
great tasting and quality food. drinks were watered down. waitress forgot about our table for over an hour
Service was subpar. I understand we are in rough times, but you would expect at least a little decency for the service industry in general. They were out of some core menu staples, and the appetizers came with dinner instead of before. But the food we actually ate was great! So if you are willing to set aside appropriate for good food id say dine here but there are plenty or comparable restaurants in this area with great food and great service.
Inside and outside dining with great water views. Food was excellent with impressive presentation. Reasonable Manhattan pricing for the value.
nice to eat with water view.
staff very friendly
waitress rather slow with bringing food
coffee not hot
Gorgeous day so it worked out nicely to sit outside but wait staff don’t wear masks so it’s a little off putting now. My food had to be sent back for more cooking. Ordered a salad with steak medium (lightly pink) and it came more like rare to med rare and blood on plate. They do put it separate so I was glad that wasn’t bleeding on my salad.
Inferior service and attention staff was confused. Good very ordinary. You'll long time btw courses.
Service, apps, drinks and entrees were all outstanding and the view couldn’t have been better!
Merchants River House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 432-1451.
Merchants River House is rated 4.2 stars by 1387 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.